Monthly Archives: September 2013

Land of lost opportunity

My latest: In America, there is little chance at a reversal of fortune for those less fortunate. Poverty is a sentence for the crime of existing. Poverty is a denial of rights sold as a character flaw. There are two … Continue reading

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On journalistic privilege and privileged journalists

My latest for Al Jazeera English is on the Senate’s attempt to define who is a “journalist” in the aftermath of Wikileaks. Under the proposed law, a journalist will be “an employee, independent contractor or agent of an entity that … Continue reading

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Big data and bad interpretation

Last week I moved into a new place in St. Louis so I haven’t been writing as much. But I’m back at Al Jazeera English with a new column on the danger of big data. I argue that the greatest … Continue reading

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